Take up Zumba and dance your way to fitness!


Planning on losing weight and getting fit this year? We’ve given you our top tips for sticking to your diet, our top fitness DVD’s. Now we’re moving on to the latest exercise obsession that releases endorphins and makes you feel good… Zumba!

Some of you may be wondering – What is Zumba? Zumba is a latin inspired dance fitness programme. Since it was introduced it has become hugely popular all over the world, with more than 14 million people, across 150 countries taking weekly classes. We’re sure Zumba will become even more popular in 2013.

You can shop online with Give as you Live and buy everything you need to start Zumba, whilst raising funds for your favourite charity at no extra cost to you. With Zumba Fitness 2 bundle (priced at £19.99) you can work out at home. This wii game is multiplayer and provides a great workout with 32 different routines to choose from. Here’s what a customer on Amazon thought of it:

Brilliant game! I was worn out after doing a short class, but still wanted to continue! It’s highly addictive and I have more motivation to lose the weight I put on after having my second child. Would recommend it to anyone. Read more reviews here.

If you don’t have a Wii console, the Zumba Exhilarate workout DVD set (priced at £60) is another great option. You get 7 work out DVD’s, 2 toning sticks, a programme guide, a workout planner and weight loss programme.

Wondering whether this is for you? Read some reviews here, and here are the comments from a customer who gave it 5 stars: I had the first Zumba set and loved it and the Exhilarate set is even better!! The dance routines are great because you can set the intensity of the routines to each person’s ability and there are lots of them so you don’t get bored.

Whether your attending classes at your local gym or exercising at home you’ll need to start your new regime in style. Shop online for some new additions to your fitness wardrobe. Harrods stock the official Zumba clothing range and will donate up to 4% through Give as you Live. Other sports clothing stores include Adidas Shop, JD Sports and SportsDirect.com.

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